Using Professional Learning Resources from NSTA to Teach Pre-Service Teachers
Rick is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Science at UHWO. He holds B.S. degrees in Geology and Secondary Science Education and a MS in Natural Science from the University of Wyoming and an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education from Montana State University. One of the first two National Board Certified Science teachers in Montana, Dr. Jones has over twenty-five years of teaching sciences in public schools in Wyoming, Hawai’i and Montana where he has taught most science content areas. The 2014 University of Hawaii Regents Teaching Excellent Awardee is currently in his seventh year at UHWO, he teaches Elementary Science Methods using the NSTA Learning Center as his eText and eResource, supervises methods practicum students, and also teaches a variety of science content courses including Geology, Meteorology and Oceanography. His involvement over the past four years with the NSTA Learning Center has given him the opportunity to share and collaborate with other faculty from around the U.S. who are interested in delivering rigorous and meaningful science content and pedagogical content knowledge to the next generation of science educators.
Flavio Mendez is the NSTA Learning Center Senior Director at the National Science Teachers Association. Mr. Mendez has over fifteen years of experience in formal and informal outreach and education activities, as Education Coordinator for the Hubble Space Telescope education program, and as Director of two exhibits and professional development programs for K-12 educators at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
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